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changed his positions on the settlement and the peace process. he realized he made a terrible mistake in the first term. he insisted on a settlement freeze as a preconditio. it wrecked peace negotiations and stopped everything. he changed, went back and said in a startling statement that if you get a peace agreement, the sttlement will be resolved-- talled automatically. so, they are not the central issue. by removing that, i think he changed the relationship with the israelis in a positive way. >> in some ways, i think he is right about this. it is also true that benjamin netanyahu is facing a different situation at home. he does not have the same kind of majority, came closer to losing than people thought he would. obama was reelected despite his attempts to prevent that. so, they both have an interest in getting something done. i think it is highly remote that anything will get done. the neighborhood has only gotten more dangerous. >> colby king? >> i thought it was important that he made the trip. ultimately, if there is going to be peace in the area it will have to come from thos
changes into- establishment position at some point? >> since the election last month, he has insulted bersani practically every day, and he continues to do that today. >> it requires on the road to damascus for him to change his mind. >> where does italy go from here? could we see new elections? >> nobody wants to see new elections. i think what will happen now is president of peloton a will do something similar to what we did in november 2011 when he appointed the current prime minister, mario monti, the former european commissioner. he may try to do something like that. he may look to people like the former premier, the current interior minister, or the former european commissioner to try to take -- put together a short- term government whose major responsibility will be to guard confidence for the international markets and in the meantime, the only item on the agenda will be to change the current electoral legislation. >> thank you so much for that update. the restrictions in cyprus on account access could remain in place for a month -- that is the word today as thousands of people
school of fine art. captioned by the national captioning institute >> changes to the constitution raising concerns over the rule of law. >> japan marking the second anniversary the deadly tsunami that sparked a nuclear meltdown. >> the world's most lavish polling station. >> the year opinion and does not like what's going on in budapest. lawmakers have passed highly controversial changes to the constitution that critics say violate the. >> they say hungary is no longer a constitutional majority. >> the set of amendments passed through a vote of 265-11 passed since to the two-thirds conservative government. it further restricts freedom of the press and includes a controversial new social measures. the socialists boycotted the vote. for more, we go to budapest where stefan is standing by. why did the government feel the need to make these changes? >> they wanted to make the changes to ensure that the constitutional court can no longer intervene in their policies. the constitutional court overruled several measures including the limitations on churches, the media,
to it as it might normally defer to the law. >> what has changed since 2006 with this lot? >> the covered states need to be covered. because of voting rights violations. the congress amassed evidence of this, and that is why they extended section 5. >> special the county attorney, but jealous -- the shelby county , said we butch ellis have made tremendous strides. >> shelby county is the last place you want to make this case because the evidence of verifies keeping that county covered. chief justice roberts thinks things have changed. things have not changed that much. go back to the last convention. the evidence of attempted voter suppression is pervasive in this country. even more states probably should be covered than are already covered. >> that is sort of the point of shelby county. it says, you have not re- evaluated if it is already covered. we have not looked at this in any new way to see if there are any new problems. >> the other argument is by any standard if you look at where we were in 1964-1965 and look at where we were in the last elections, even though there were some problems, w
brother john died of aids. marie howe, who said, "john's living and dying changed my aesthetic entirely." >> the gate. i had no idea that the gate i would step through to finally enter this world would be the space my brother's body made. he was a little taller than me: a young man but grown, himself by then, done at twenty-eight, having folded every sheet, rinsed every glass he would ever rinse under the cold and running water. this is what you have been waiting for, he used to say to me. and i'd say, what? and he'd say, this -- holding up my cheese and mustard sandwich. and i would say, what? and he would say, this, sort of lookinaround. >> production assistance for "inside washington" was provided by allbritton communications and politico, reporting on the legislative, executive, and political arena. it is march madness when it comes to seniors. >> this week on "inside washington," the budget dance continues. >> making sure we can live within our means. >> his poll numbers dropped but the president's charm offensive continues. >> i'm trying to create an atmosphere to get something do
for those reports, at least for the time being. germany's governing coalition wants to change that. i of their draft laws passed, search engines would have to pay fees to publishers for using their reports. >> we want journalists and publishers to get paid enough for their work. the internet is really efficient, but the content that people search and save does not just right itself. >> the opposition says the draft law is too vague about what search engines would have to pay for. the draft law says search engines would not have to pay to show snippets of articles, but they would if they publish full articles. however, it does not say what a snippet is. the greens said opposition is also strong outside parliament. >> german journalists and the freelance journalist association are against your bill, and so are well-known constitutional law professors and basically every copyright expert in the country. >> many net experts in the government are also skeptical about the bill, but the government has the numbers in the bundestag, so the bill passed. it is however expected to meet resistance
smartphones have no security features at all, and that is something companies in hanover would like to change. >> this smartphone is secure. it's providers say highly secure. this special card in crypts its communication using a code that no one has been able to crack so far. until now, two devices were always needed to protect speech and data, but this new level of security has a price. >> the whole solution costs to thousand 500 euros, including the telephone and microsd card. >> the i.t. security industry will never be short of work. it is a marathon race between cyber criminals and those who pursue them. the financial stakes are enormous. the german government is said to have reserved 10,000 of these >> the canals being close to large vessels. battle last year, almost 30,000 ships pass through it. three of the 400-year-old locks are out of order. >> there will be times when the canal has to shut down, and that will not change in the future. what we can do is look for ways of responding to the situation more quickly or of finding faster ways of getting the canal open when we do have to shu
minister says things are are changing. >> translator: joining the new production system will help secure the stable purchase of this jet. >> reporter: his chief cabinet secretary said the change will benefit japan in many ways. >> translator: the participation in the production of the f-35 will nurture, maintain and enhance the technological expertise in defense equipment production. therefore, it will greatly contribute to japan's defense. >> reporter: japanese lawmakers brought in something called the three principles on arms exports in the 1960s. they essentially banned weapons exports to communist bloc nations, countries subjected to arms export embargoes under u.n. security council resolutions, and countries involved in or likely to be involved in international conflicts. exporting arms parts or technology to make arms was also in principle prohibited. some exceptions were made over the years for the united states. in 2011, prime minister yoshihiko noda effectively relaxed the three principles. he allowed the joint development and transfer of equipment under certain conditions. then
will these be any different? >> it's not clear whether this will do anything to change north korea's behavior immediately. we've heard some hostile rhetoric over the last few days. to borrow u.s. ambassador rice's words the sanctions are designed to bite hard. for instance, there have been cases reported to the u.n. sanctions committee of north korean agents carrying cash in bulk. the effectiveness will depend on how measures are implemented in each country and to make the sanctions work member nations must cooperate in exchanging information regarding north korea's activities and act upon them. >> thanks very much. >> they threatened the u.s. with a preemptive strike. >> the officials said countermeasures will be necessary if the u.s. does not change what they called its hostile attitude. they accused the u.s. of trying to spark a nuclear war. they said they will exercise their right to a preemptive attack on what they called the headquarters of the aggressors. the aurves officer told the crowd that north korea is ready to fire a nuclear missile at washington, d.c. state run tv broadcast the
a good relationship with the military. >> reporter: she drops hints about her change of heart last year. video showed them protesting development of a copper mine. people in the country were eager to see how aung san suu kyi will react. >> translator: i'll do all i can to resolve the issue, but i can't guarantee i'll achieve what you all expect. >> reporter: her neutral remarks indicated she's trying to avoid conflict with the military. she's recently been seen conversing with high-ranking officers in parliament. and reports surfaced last month that she received a large donation from a businessman with close ties to the military. some people are voicing concerns. >> translator: aung san suu kyi should be more careful about her relations with military officials. >> reporter: but a close aide says she has a larger goal in mind. >> our concern is that in 2015, she will be 70, quite old. she can become a president, so we are making a lot of gamble. >> reporter: but getting elected as leader may be difficult. she will face many challenges under the constitution created by the generals. it ba
radiation levels around fukushima daiichi have not changed and say the system's mechanism that cools the melted fuel in reactors one, two and three has not been affected. >>> researchers in japan have come up with a tool that could help people in many countries reduce the risk of a leading cause of death. they've created a formula to calculate the chances of having a stroke. all people have to do is answer seven questions. fujita health university professor hiroshi yatsuya and his colleagues studied 15,000 men and women across japan. they looked at their daily habits and health data. then they came up with seven factors linked to strokes, such as smoking, obesity, diabetes, and blood pressure. using these factors, people in their 40s to 60s can determine the possibility they'll have a stroke in the next decade. they can also find out the condition of their blood vessels. for example, a 50-year-old diabetic male smoker with other health problems faces a risk of 12% to 15% and he has the blood vessels of an 85-year-old. professor yatsuya says he hopes the formula will encourage people
to change the life of kenya. our main goal is jobs, jobs, jobs. >> polls but the two neck-and- neck making a second round of voting likely. >> and now we go to our correspondent standing by at a polling station and joins us from nairobi. how concerned are people out kenyatta has been indicted for his alleged role in 2007? >> people perceive the charges are not correct . they are saying that they voted for him. they say that they're going to show that kenya has been an behind both of them. if we vote for them, the charges have to be dropped. >> there have been some reports of violence. tell us more about the mood on election day. >> it is still quite peaceful. they're trying to make it a successful day. they're referring to the violence last time of people who really wanted peace. assaad and man on the street painting on the side of the road. that is actually the mood. calls are still going on. the national election commissioner of the promised everyone in the polling station on the bonds tell now, 5:00 in nairobi, they will be able to cast their vote. >> what role does business to the plat
. there is no chance. >> germany has been blamed for insisting on the levee. they say they are open to changes. it includes a levy on deposits under 100,000 euro. the numbers we came up with are the base level. if there is any other way to achieve it, up to 100,000, we would not have the slightest problem. we would have to wait and see. >> given the angry reaction, there does appear to be rethinking going on behind the scenes. >> for more, we cross over live to cyprus to talk to nathan. it looks like the public backlash and international criticism are indeed forcing a rethink on this levy on bank deposits. how much room do they have? >> quite a bit of room as long as they can meet the magic number a 5.6 billion euros which would have been collected from the taxes they would levy on bank accounts. what they're trying to do now is making deeper -- the poor sav ers, accounts with less than 100,000 euros, not bear the brunt. they are trying to knock it down to 3%. they are shaking their heads saying there is absolutely no assurance lot they would get through the door in parliament. >> give us a fe
of the globe. water pollution is not helping the situation, either. nor is climate change -- certain regions are literally trying out. many countries are introducing desalination systems and drip irrigation, but these solutions are of little use to the world's poor, for home water scarcity is becoming an increasingly pressing problem. >> the united nations says access to clean drinking water is a human right. but that right is not insured everywhere, especially in countries where water is a scarce resource. >> you would think that countries such as germany with abundant amounts of water would have no problems, but they do when accessibility becomes a business. >> the berlin water table citizens group is rehearsing a song they have adapted to protest against private water companies. they have come up with a reworked version of the popular 1920's tune "veronica spring has come." in a thinly veiled stand at the french water company they want to sound out of berlin. >> there are still private companies involved in our water supply operations here, and we have changed the song "veronica spring ha
in a rebel crew. they accused him of bringing about little positive change while in office. the majority ofhe central afrin republic still lives entire property despite vast natural resources that include diamonds, gold, and uranium. south africa has confirmed that at least 13 of its soldiers were killed in the weekends fighting. they were stationed alongside french groups as peacekeepers in the cntry. for decades, lyrical instability ha ruled the central african republic. this is just the latest in a long line of foods -- ocf coups. >> short break, back in a minute. >> her mother is hiv positive. he was infected at birth. she probably will not live until the age of i've. -- of the 5. the german aids foundation is supporting the project. get a baby a future. make a donation. to save a life. >> thank you for saying -- you staying with us. >> welcome back. >> those oppition leaders welcomed the announcement, but it remains very divided. -- he does intend to address the summit. >> meanwhile, syrian activists are trying to mobilize german support for their efforts to oust the assad government. >>
will change dramatically. plants and animals will be forced to adapt, move, or go extinct. already, the distribution and life cycles of plants, animals and fish, are shifting in response to changes in earth's climate. in the north sea, warming water has driven commercially important fish such as cod, farther north to colder and deeper waters. in turn, more exotic, warmer-water fish have pushed into the range being vacated. the northward shift of the boundary coincides with a rise in temperature of nearly 2 degrees in north sea waters between 1977 and 2001. if the trend continues, atlantic cod will no longer be able to live in the north sea by 2080. the heavy pressure our industrialized society puts on earth drives climate change. whole ecosystems are modified, forcing species to fight for survival in different surroundings. if we understand the rapid changes our activities force the natural world to respond to, we'll learn to make better decisions today that will determine earth's climate tomorrow, and in turn, nature's services on which all of us depend. >>> this week on "moyers &
family or to other people about their bodies or changes or whatever, that generation know is there to do that for them and to have that conversation starter. and i'm asking all of us girls to come together to be the first generation committed to learning more about our health. >> u by kotex created generation know to empower girls to learn about their bodies. >> so thinking about how we talk about our bodies is connected to how we value our bodies. >> workshops like these are being held all across america. >> more than half of girls in society get their information from friends, from tv. most of the stuff is just kind of like word of mouth. >> and all too often, that information is misinformation. many of the stories that are passed on from girl to girl just aren't true. they're actually myths. >> so part of this workshop is to actually bust some of these myths and be like, "okay, these are some of the things you all are hearing. are they true? are they false?" >> generation know was informational and very helpful towards knowing stuff that other people might not know and might tell me t
them to change the world. >> i help the senior citizens locally through a charity. >> i'm an adviser for prep for prep on saturdays, which is this program that helps low-income kids get into independent schools. >> i'm going to nicaragua to build for a community. >> i definitely want to start a charity for people and children in the world who don't have everything that we have, but i don't really know how to. >> we often report on service projects kids are doing. that's how we found out about y.s.a. it helps great ideas find support and funding. according to y.s.a., there are four ways kids can change the world. >> the first is through awareness, where they raise awareness about big issues. second thing is service, where they intervene. they provide their time and their talents to a big problem. third is through advocacy, where they might do letters to the editors, have their voices heard. and then finally, philanthropy, 'cause sometimes it just takes money to solve a problem. >> which means that even simple fundraising events like car washes and bake sales can play a big role. >> [
. the figure is due out later this week. the euro, that's also little changed against the yen. the euro against the yen is now changing hands at 121.55-60. and in other markets in the asia pacific, south korea's kospi is trading higher by almost 2/3 of a percent. 2,028. let's see what's going on in australia. the benchmark index is up by 1%. 5,128. >>> japanese prime minister shinzo abe plans to announce his decision late next week to join the talks for a free trade deal under the transpacific partnership. >> translator: i will pursue what's best for japan. following talks last month with u.s. president barack obama. i will make the final decision. after taking into account our discussions with the u.s. and those within my liberal democratic party. >> abe said progress is under way in preliminary talks. that's on issues related to the automotive and insurance sectors, two areas of concern for the u.s. on autos the plan is for the u.s. to gradually remove tariffs on imported japanese cars. another option being considered is for japan to accept more american vehicles through simpler customs proce
that they'd better change their plan and decide to move the base outside of okinawa. it would be the best and quickest way to settle the issue. my view remains unchanged. >> they will decide in the next eight months whether to approve the application after more inspections and hearings are held. >>> prime minister shinzo abe promise barack obama last month he would see to the quick relocation of the air station. >>> a group of victims of one of the biggest food poisoning cases ever in japan has received some disappointing news. they've been trying to get compensation but a court in western japan says too many years have passed since the poisoning occurred. nhk world has the story. >> reporter: this woman has suffered from asthma and joint pain for more than four decades. she's 59 years old. she's asked us to hide her identity. she's one of dozens of plaintiffs in a case against a japanese company. >> translator: the tainted cooking oil ruined all my dreams. i wish i were healthy again. >> reporter: the oil poisoning incident is one of japan's biggest food poisoning cases. it happened at t
steps to implement major changes after decades of inflation. concerns are coming from europe and affecting global markets. let's see how we're opening up here. the markets this time yesterday got a big boost. we did see the euro surge. the relief seems to be short lived as we're seeing in the opening levels. the rescue deal for cyprus could serve as a template for other european countries with strug e struggling banks. that comment really heightens some of the worries in global markets that the deal that was made may result in more problems down the road. now a bit of a negative reaction here in tokyo. we also might see which is a bit of a worry is a return to safer assets by investors including the yen. >> many investors watching the yen's movement. the japanese currency has been on a major weakening trend. where do we stand this tuesday morning? >> that's a big focus. you mentioned the moves by prime minister abe. let's look at some of the currency levels here and the pairs today. we've seen some volatility with the euro/yen. if you remember yesterday it jumped from 122 le
. dollar/yen 94.36 to 41. that could change. eu euro/yen 120.62 to 64. two trading days left for there month. we'll be keeping a close eye on the yen and how that affects key blue chip stocks financials as well as real estate shares here. >> thanks for that update. mitsubishi may have identified the cause of a short circuit. the company has suspended production of the vehicle. it had partly melted from overheating. they are warning owners not to recharge the battery. pre-shipment inspections have found metal chips and other objects in the battery. some of the objects may have entered the battery during production and still passed inspection. they plan to increase sales of its plug in hybrid and electric cars. it wants to produce production to more than 20% of out put by the end of the decade. the company will minimize the battery fault by quickly identifying the cause. his government is seriously considering the adoption of the bullet train. they plan to build a rapid network across the nation. visiting minister says his government acknowledges the high quality of the train s
that won the election. >> our position has not changed. we expressed it with absolute clarity to the president. we were and still are available to support a coalition government with the democratic party. >> so far, however, democratic party leader pierre louis g. bersani has ruled the part -- that option out -- pier luigi bersani has ruled that option our. they are repelled by the series of scandals surrounding the former prime minister. a day earlier, bersani told president napolitano that he was unable to form a governing coalition. >> i described also the difficulties arising from preclusion or from the conditions imposed that were unacceptable. >> bersani's alliance won a majority in the lower house of parliament but does not have enough votes in the senate to be able to govern. if the parties cannot form a government, president napolitano could try to appoint an independent figure to forge a coalition. if that fails, italians could face new elections. >> the united nations is giving united nations peacekeepers a mandate to fight rebels in the democratic republic of congo
get a more reform-mind pope, how much can he actually change? >> according to the doctorate papal infall built, he can change anything. in reality, catholic, christian, and orthodox views of christianity, the theology is built on tradition and on scripture so any pope cannot simply come in and sweep aside centuries of tradition and i don't think that any of the cardinals who is presently in the sistine chapel is likely to do that. >> thank you for the insight. to other news. the european union and the u.s. are speaking out against hungary's moves to overhaul the execution, saying it puts too much unchecked power in government hands. >> germany is also critical of the amendments have -- after a meeting this morning with the hungarian president, chancellor merkel also expressed concerns to limit the constitutional court in budapest. israel's plt perez is calling on the arab league to intervene in the syrian conflict. >> he made the call in a speech to the european parliament. he says the world can't afford to stand by while syrians are being massacred. he's confineding up an eight-d
's square. but here in rome there is a palpable sense that people expect change. they want to see a new kind of pope. they want to see a new kind of church. he has begun to win people over with his humble style, another of the things that he has been doing today. he stopped off at the guest house where he was staying before the conclave to pay his bill. he said he wanted to set an example for bishops everywhere to pay their bills and look after their financial affairs. that is the kind of man he is. the crowds were excited and really enthusiastic when they saw francis for the first time last night. he came out with that simple gesture, not raising his hands in a sign of authority. but just holding up one hand, waving to the crowds. greeting the crowd with a simple good evening and joining with them in a simple prayer. that is the kind of man that he is. and i think that has really gone down very well with people here in rome. >> and we understand the new pope, he has been reaching out and making phone calls. we understand that he has been in touch with the retired pope. >> yes. that is right
it passed the lower chamber. the gang raim rape of a woman in december prompted the changes. she died later of her injuries. she was 23 years old. indians have been demanding more protection for women after a number of other sex crimes. they say police are not doing enough to catch those responsible. >>> japanese government officials have instructed the operator of the fukushima plant to install more backup power. employees struggled for more than a day. >> reporter: we told them to supply multiple power sources and implement other efforts as quickly as possible to restore public confidence in the safety of the plan. the handling has greatly damaged public trust. >> tepco officials failed to report the problem promptly. they ordered them to improve their risk management. it took crews more than day to restore power to all the cooling systems. >>> march 20th anniversary. iraqi leaders remain confidence that renewed oil production will help pave the way for prosperity. they are already investing more in the region to meet growing energy demand around the world. >> reporter: the ground beneath
's death offered the chance for change in venezuela and of the help of his government. >> the country plays a very important role in latin america. democracy and freedom are the right way to unlock venezuelas full potential. >> for now, venezuela is in seven days of official mourning. the state funeral for hugo chavez on friday is expected to be an event of epic proportions. >> live to our correspondent in caracas. can you give us a sense of the mood there after the death of hugo chavez? >> as you clearly said, there is an outpouring of supporters on all the streets. the procession is going slowly because so many people have attended. there is a lot of heartfelt grief, as you can see from his supporters. we are just waiting throughout the day until he reaches the military academy. >> hours before his death, there were some strange comments by the vice president about enemies of the nation being behind it. what did he mean there? >> a few years ago, the body of simon bolivar was exhumed to detail that he was murdered, when history showed that he died a natural death. he made comments about t
still in the mud. do you think he might have changed his mind about pushing forward if he had anticipated the death and the blood? >> i don't think so. i think that he believed so profoundly in democracy as an idea and so deeply that his oath to protect and preserve the constitution of the united states meant that secession was not to be allowed. he didn't believe the states had seceded. he believed that the states were still there and that these criminals who were in rebellion against the united states had taken over the apparatuses of the states. so it was a fight over who was going to control reconstruction as well as i think a philosophical, no, the constitution doesn't mention slavery and it doesn't mention secession. so whether or not it's permissible, you know, the way that you get out of the union once you're in is not something i think wisely that the founding fathers decided to, you know, address. and it left the question open, and lincoln's interpretation which i agree with is, you know, you can't opt out of civilization. you can't opt out of the social contract. an
.2% from a year earlier. the index excludes fresh food prices which can change rapidly. the overall drop offsets a rise in energy charges such as for electricity and gasoline and largely attributed to falling prices of household appliances as well as air fares and overseas tours. ov over in the united states democrats and republicans have failed to find middle ground. the budget cuts around $85 billion are likely to kick in on friday. plans by both democrats and republicans for ways around the cuts were rejected on thursday at the senate. senate democratic leader harry reid criticized republicans. he said they are trying to protect the interest of the wealthy. >> want to close tax loopholes and ask millionaires to pay a little more. >> the president talks about closing loopholes but only as a solution to fund more government spending. >> republican house speaker john boehner reiterated his party's stance that they will not compromise unless the governments and democrats drop their call for tax hikes. the cuts will not immediately affect people's lives but they could weigh on airport, edu
the old leadership and the upcoming administration? >> china's international status has already changed. no matter what their personal orientation they prefer and they have to adopt a china foreign policy according to the china's new international status. the conflict between china and u.s. will become deepen and widened. so from my understanding china's policy, these potential conflicts, escalating, first. during the cold war, and there's no social contact, no social, economic, cultural contact between u.s. and the soviet union. so from my understanding the chinese government will carry out policy and based on the people's contact to be continued and also preventing military confrontation between china and the u.s. >> reporter: so there you have it. two different chinese academics with two different views of china's new leadership. professor jong as we heard is critical of the government. i was actually quite surprised about how outspoken he was. he blasted government officials for liberally spending public money on expensive meals and travel. and he accused leaders of using the disput
already had nancy pelosi saying no, we will not do anything with medicare that would change anything at all, we will not do anything with social security. can he deliver? can boehner deliver? in looks good at this point, but both of them have tough caucuses to pull together. >> the politico headline -- "the grand bargain is back on the table." is this going anywhere? washe president's strategy to see if the gop would blink first, and do all of these and his lyrics to scare people. come on, canceling the white house tours? you are telling me they could not take money from somewhere else? it is not clear to me if the reaching across the aisle is going to do anything. >> let me point out that in february the economy added 236,000 jobs, unemployment fell to 7.7%, the dow this week was going through the roof. it would indicate to me at the -- at least that the economy is recovering. duty force budget cuts put it at risk? >> the members of congress will recognize that they cannot do anything to slow down the recovery taking place. that might be the one thing to cause them to come up with s
headache for park. >>> japanese have paused to remember a day that changed all the days that followed. they stopped on monday for the anniversary of the most powerful earthquake recorded. two years ago a magnitude nine earthquake shook home, offices and neighborhoods. the quake triggered another danger offshore. tsunami waves more than 10 meters high slammed into the coast and brought down buildings all along it. the disasters trigger another inside fukushima. reactors at the nuclear plant melted down. more than 20,000 people were killed or listed as missing. that number includes those who died during or after the evacuation. government figures show that as of last month more than 300,000 people were still living in temporary housing with relatives or in other impermanent situations. authorities plan to bring more than 23,000 public housing units for those that can't build their home. as of last month workers had only compeleted 84. crews have only managed to clean up about 20% of the nearly 180,000 units. >>> prime minister abe has pledged to draw up a reconstruction road map that wi
the government, but one expert suggests that china's approach to leadership is changing along with the names of the people at the top. >> i think the emerging leadership will be more kind of a group leadership rather than the leadership dominated by a charismatic leader. so i would not differentiate xi jinping and li keqiang. >> reporter: on the political front, the public is intensifying its demands for freedom of expression. there have also been mass protests against pollution, inequality and corruption. former premier wen often called for political reform, but the issue remained on the back burner during his time in office. li must provide a direction to address this pressing issue. however, takagi says that if li tries to push through reforms, he will face an uphill battle. >> whether or not a new administration or a new leadership can implement these reforms is very difficult to tell because there will be a lot of resistance to this. taken in, business leaders within china's communist party might act as the obstacle to the reform because their interests has to be preserved. >> reporter:
military exercises involving drones and missile interceptor systems, the state-run television changed its regular programming on wednesday evening to report on the drills. >> korean central television says the country's air force and artillery units proved that they are prepared against any enemy attack. it says several drones carried out mock attacks targeting ground targets. it also says a missile shot down an object mimicking a low flying u.s. tomahawk cruz missile. kc-tv says kim told the commanders he could issue an attack order at any time if the country's enemies make threatening moves. it quotes him as saying he would give orders to destroy military installations in any war zone and also u.s. bases in the pacific. earlier this month north korea's leadership unilaterally declared that it had nullified the 1953 truce that ended fighting in the korean war. >>> engineers at japan's fukushima daiichi nuclear plant say an animal could have been to blame for a power failure earlier this week. the partial blackout temporarily disabled equipment that cools thousands of spent nuclear fuel r
and addressing economic inequalities. >> the change in leadership in china's communist party takes place once every 10 years. president hu jintao will also step down. >> for the last time, the chinese president opened a session of the national peepers -- peoples conference. xi jinping is set to take over as president. it is also outgoing leader wen jiabao's last conference. >> this year's economic growth target of around 7.5% is necessary and appropriate, and we need to work hard to achieve it. >> sustaining strong growth of the last decade is becoming harder for china. beijing need to pay for its ambitious projects, which range from better environmental protection and fighting poverty to upgrading the armed forces. military spending is set to rise by 11%, to the equivalent of 90 billion euros. >> we should accelerate the modernization of the armed forces to strengthen china's defense and resolutely opposed china's sovereignty, security, and territorial integrity and ensure its peaceful development. >> economic growth and a strong military are the main pillars upon which the communist party's
. for the past 20 years, melissa roth has traveled the world, documented how war changes the lives of women. she arrives when the fighting is over and most other journalists have moved on. there's no blood and no guns -- just a silent record of suffering. >> i see these women as survivors. i do not see any of them as victims, but they have to live their entire lives and future lives of their children and grandchildren with the backdrop of war. >> some more active in war themselves. martina anderson was a convicted ira bomber. now she is working for peace. all the women are named. marissa knows each one's story, but it is only now that she has begun to process the pain. >> it just hit me like a ton of bricks. i thought i was having a heart attack one day, and i realized it was all this emotion. it was like backing up, i almost could not breathe. finally, i've been crying. >> widow, raped, scarred by war, and yet, determined not to give up. she says all these women are heroes. at the end of the exhibition, she serves -- shows laughter and young women, the next generation hoping for a better future
continues to mount. it began as a peaceful protest. thousands of to the streets, not demanding regime change but political reform -- thousands took to the streets. the assad government reacted with brute force. demonstrators were killed, jailed, and tortured. that galvanized the opposition, and they took up arms. the battle lines are now clearly drawn -- troops loyal to assad on one side. on the other, the free syrian army anti hottest militias who are growing rapidly in strength. >> both sides are fighting for their survival. they will throw everything in this to win, or at least not to lose. both sides still get support from outside the country, so they have access to resources and can carry on fighting. >> the rebels are strongest in the west. they have brought large areas under their control. fighting is still raging in aleppo and homs. the situation is approaching stalemate -- neither side appears able to outgun the other, but that could change if western nations were to meet the demands of the syrian opposition leader. he wants them to supply heavy weapons to the rebels, but there are
months. >> a bit of change of pace now. at their summit in south africa, leaders from the brics group of nations had been hoping to expand their imprint on the world stage with a much- anticipated new development bank, but brazil, russia, india, china, and south africa only agreed in principle to create a joint letter. >> the idea is to create an institution that would rival the world bank. delegates were at odds over the scope of such a structure and agreed that more talks were necessary. >> together, the brics nations account for a quarter of the world's economic output, and they want their political influence to mirror that. since last year, they've been exploring the idea of setting up their own development bank, an institution they hope to shake of the global order. it should provide a counterbalance to the world bank, which they say is dominated by western nations and does little to tackle under development. there is agreement in principle to set up the bank, but leaders still disagree on how it will be funded and how it will be run the meeting also focused on increasing stronge
encouraged investors to buy the dollar. taking a look at the euro against the yen that's changing handing against 121.98. taking a look at other markets in the asia pacific. seoul's kospi we will keep track of trade moves for you over the course of the day. >>> u.s. democrats and republicans are seeking ways to prevent the expiring of the provisional budget from adversely affecting people's lives. congress has yet to enact this year's budget due to disagreements between the two parties. the republican controlled house of representatives passed a bill on wednesday to extend the budget until the end of september. it approved a bill that says the part that includes defense spending will be exempt from automatic spending cuts. other items including education and transportation should also be exempt from the cuts. they plan to deliberate related bills next week in the senate where they hold a majority. both parties agree that measures should be taken to prevent the expiration of the professional budget from affecting some administrative services as well as offices excepting insurance applicati
for next fiscal year but the plans show little change. these are tax hikes for the rich. democrats want a review of tax deductions for the wealthy. they aim to reduce revenue by billions of dollars and cut spending by the same amount. barack obama aims to cut the deficit by $4 trillion over four years. republicans want a cut of $4.6 trillion. they plan to achieve that goal by slashing social security programs and abolishing the health care reform promoted by the president. they're opposing further tax hikes on the rich. the country is running on a provisional budget and there's no sign the two parties can narrow their differences any time soon. president obama said the country's finances will be on sustainable footing for the next ten years. >> we are only do revenue if we gut medicare or gut social security or gut medicaid. if that's the position we're probably not going to get a deal. >> that's the latest this hour. we'll have a check on market figures. >>> dcefense and security firms are competing to win the order. foreign businessmen have starts to invest in iraq encouraged by recon
decisions. we will see in the next weeks and months if he starts changing people in senior positions in the vatican. >> pokes tend to contrast greatly with their predecessors. is it possible -- pokepes tend - popes tend to contrast greatly with their predecessors. is it possible already to tell how different he will be from his predecessor? >> pope benedict's great contribution was that he set up the intellectual framework for the necessary reform of the church. he wrote what i think will be a seminal work that will be read for many years, at least by theologians within the church, on the life of jesus christ here that's getting back to the roots did secondly, he wrote his general letters -- on the life of jesus christ. that is getting back to the roots. secondly, he wrote his general letters -- his first one on love. benedict was viewed by many people as being very conservative and rigid. he does not talk about what you should not do. he talks about the positive effects of love, hope, and faith. he set up the framework. i think that pope francis is going to probably try to give subs
gerald ford petitioning him to change the name of the shuttle to enterprise, and president ford agreed, and so the shuttle was named enterprise. >> the pavilion is filled with lots of interesting things to see, and there's more to come. the intrepid museum is raising money to create an even more spectacular exhibit... >> and we hope inspire future generations of astronauts and engineers and scientists. >> no doubt about it. this is one piece of american history that's truly out of this world. for "tkn," i'm brandon. beam me up, scotty. >> the future is being invented by the teens of today. alexa reports on the winners of a major nationwide competition. this report is brought to you by toshiba. >> they came from all across the united states and canada with ideas ranging from new ways to treat cancer to shoulder pads that cool overheated football players. these kids took top honors at exploravision. it's a science competition sponsored by toshiba in partnership with the national science teachers association. >> when we started 20 years ago, we said, maybe this is something that kids can
, their eyes are watering. >> while george w. bush was president, the government changed some of the laws that protected the nation's drinking water. >> ♪ so it all goes back to 2005 ♪ ♪ bush said gas drillers didn't have to comply ♪ ♪ with the safe drinking water act ♪ ♪ before too long it was "frack, baby frack" ♪ ♪ until the break of dawn >> with fracking that's not properly regulated comes another threat -- the release of toxic gas into the air. >> so, on top of the drinking water being contaminated and undrinkable, the air is also posing a serious health problem, as well. >> alex is from the environmental working group. they want to prevent pollution. rachel works for a company that represents the gas industry. they want to help america benefit from an important source of fuel. both sides probably agree on one thing... >> ♪ now, it's not that drillers should never be fracking ♪ ♪ but the current regulation is severely lacking ♪ ♪ reduce the toxins, contain the gas and wastewater ♪ ♪ and the people won't get sick ♪ ♪ and the planet won't get hotter,
is little changed against the yen. that pair is being quoted at 121.68 to 75. participants are waiting for possible developments at europe's finance minister's meeting later on tuesday. now let's take a look at the yield on be benchmark tenure. japanese government bonds fell below 0.6%. the yield is at 0.598%. investors are expecting the bank of japan will step up bond buying operations. that's sending the yields lower. let's take a look at the other markets. the kospi is up by .8 of a percent. and in australia the benchmark index is trading higher. recent yen weakness and bad weather in producer countries led to an increase in import prices of material used to make cook oil like soybean, grape seed, olives and sesame seeds. officials say that cooking oil prices will go up between 10 and 15%. prices of olive oil and sesame oil will be raised more than 10%. j oil mills officials have announced similar increases. retailers are expected to raise prices of those items sometime in april or later. prime minister has been calling on corporate japan to wage raises and help the country pull its
fukushima. a separate system is still working. radiation around fukushima has not changed. >>> disaster management officials in japan have released some statistics they know are shocking but they know will help people prepare. damage from an earthquake that's expected to hit any time could reach $2.3 trillion in a worse case scenario. that's more than twice the current budget. it could trigger a magnitude 8.1 earthquake. the probability of it happening in the next 30 years is 70 to 80%. disaster management officials say in the worst case scenario the quake and the resulting issue th iss tsunami would kill more than 300,000 people. damage to housing, businesses and factory could top $1.5 trillion. another $210 billion would have to be spent to repair roads and railways. >> translator: we have taken the worst-case scenario to improve our crisis management. the figures are severe, but we want the public to understand in a calm manner what would happen if a megaquake occurred. >> officials plan to compile new strategies within a year to minimize possible damages. >>> japanese government off
tea. >> you're welcome. in the second half of the race, the scenery changes. a thick blanket of snow covers the icy sheets. it is less slippery but it's bumpy. more punishment for tired legs. am. >> he is struggling. >> it's tough. my legs won't move. >> i don't think i can break my record. >> reporter: a little over three hours and the first runners are beginning to cross the finish line. they show a mixture of joy and relief. >> second. >> second. >> you should be happy. >> you are happy. >> reporter: here comes hig iic. he finished in 4 hours 35 minutes. 10 minutes slower than his best record. >> translator: i want to run this race every year. it's a good opportunity to appreciate the greatness that mother nature. >> reporter: the ice is no holiday, a tough event for a tough environment. for these visitors, there is no better way to appreciate the cold beauty of siberia. "nhk world." >> it certainly isn't as cold in tokyo as areas around the lake but people here are wearing their warm jackets today. meteorologist sayaka mori will tell us when things will warm up. >> the hi could d
prepared for such an event. tepco president says tepco needs to fundamentally change its approach to safety. >> translator: we believe we don't have the right to operate nuclear plants if we fail to carry out these reforms. >> nuclear experts have spent the past couple years trying to understand exactly what went wrong at fukushima daiichi. the earthquake and tsunami in march 2011 triggered meltdowns in three reactors. nhk has been investigating the chain of events during the accident. we looked at how crews on site used fire engines to inject water to keep one reactor cool and why this plan failed. >> workers at fukushima daiichi faced a station blackout on march 11, 2011, a loss of all backup power. reactor 1 was the first unit to melt down. reactors 3 and 2 followed. during our investigation, we learned that before the meltdown in reactor 3, a battery continued to power the unit's emergency cooling system. engineers with plant operator tokyo electric power company tried different ways to pump water into the unit before the battery died. none worked, so they decided to use fire engines. t
to american-type of libertarian economics and what he calls mercantilism -- this will not change. i think it will be emphasized, and it will happen probably in the context of europe, which right now gives him a great opportunity to project the message. >> big hopes, big expectations he will be able to reform the vatican hierarchy and finally get a grip on the sex scandals within the church. how reasonable are these expectations? >> not very reasonable. i think the problem is very ingrained. a lot of power, akeley vatican bank, which has an extreme amount of power, and the question is what kind of political muscle he has. at this point, we know he is incredibly efficient in matters of pr. the campaign is rolling in from our very eyes, and you could think about how differently would think about the vatican from last week to this week, but it is not clear yet that he has the political muscle to really affect or reform as is needed. >> the church has been engaged in a dialogue with other faiths, judaism and islam. will he continue the approach of his predecessors? >> i think he will deepen th
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